Techy Thursday - Sun Smart

By Chris Dore 02/01/2018

As I write this I’m sitting in my seventh day of 30 something degrees heat here in the south and yet the 24 hour forecast is for snow. In high summertime temps, anglers need to make a few changes from their usual routines. As a guide, I consider breaking the day in two, returning to the vehicle for lunch and cool water from the chilly bin, a bit of shade and maybe a relocate with aircon on full if walking in the heat is getting to my clients. However what you wear is a major factor in how you stay cool, dry and comfortable throughout the day and avoid our harmful UV rays. Luckily Simms have a range of sun protection to help keep you in top shape this summer.

Simms Longsleeve Tech T

UPF 50+ protection in a cool long sleeve, wear anywhere design. My tech T is not just at home on the river, but at the beach, on the paddle board and about town. Dritech moisture release for superior wicking, anti odor technology and fast dry, this is your anywhere sun protection layer.

•              Wicking, anti-odor & UPF 50

•              Off-shoulder seaming for comfort & articulation

•              Graphic prints

•              Thumb loops 


Simms Solarflex Sun Shirt

These long sleeve, polyester crew neck T’s are cool, lightweight and with UPF 50+ protection and fast wicking core-3 tech will keep you dry, cool and safe from the sun

•              Updated fabric with a new UPF50 rating for maximum comfort & sun protection on and off the water

•              Simms’ COR3™ fabric technology – wicking, antimicrobial & UPF50

•              Flat seam construction for maximum comfort

•              Raglan sleeve design for unrestricted movement

•              Crewneck design with higher backed collar for additional sun protection


Simms Neck Gaitors

A quick drying, comfortable stretch fabric, UPF 50+ neck protector, the neck gaitor not only protects you from harmful rays, but pesky sandflies when pulled up and worn as a hood. A must for any angler.

•              Lightweight, quick-drying & breathable

•              Laser-cut breathing holes

•              Fits over back of hat

•              Long cape for coverage at neckline


Simms Solar Flex Sun Gloves

Your hands take a hammering, even when it’s not a blue topper and so protecting them with a pair of sun gloves just makes sense. UPF 50+, fast drying and they camo your hands while casting which does make a difference on gin clear water with spooky fish.

•              Lightweight, quick-drying & breathable

•              Half-finger style

•              Long length to cover wrists

•              Pairing snaps

So there’s no reason to look like a lobster after a day on the river, at the beach, or at the bbq. Look after yourself, because you probably deserve it.